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September 05, 2013
National Health IT Week, now in its eighth year, should continue to be a big success in helping to educate Congress and the public on the importance of health IT, said a group of HIMSS officials at a webinar on Wednesday.
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September 05, 2013
Now that Labor Day has come and gone, I've thought about the months ahead and the major challenges I'll face.
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August 30, 2013
Dr. Donald Berwick might be running for Governor of Massachusetts, but he's still got a foothold in his former life. Berwick has a long record as the leading authority on healthcare quality and now he finds himself making recommendations for improving safety and restoring confidence in England's National Health Service
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August 05, 2013
Medicare will levy $227 million in fines against hospitals in every state but one for the second round of the government's campaign to reduce the number of patients readmitted within a month, according to federal records released Friday.
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July 30, 2013
Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine, a St. Louis-based group of high-risk obstetricians, tripled its number of telemedicine consultations during the first half of the year to accommodate a higher number of patients at outlying facilities.
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July 18, 2013
The Department of Veterans Affairs is making strides with testing the viability and potential of mobile health technologies after launching several pilot projects. The agency's newest pilots include one for mobile scheduling and another distributing 1,000 loaner iPads to caregivers of post-9/11 veterans.
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July 16, 2013
Aiming to help providers, lawmakers and other stakeholders research the value of health IT systems, the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society today announced the release of a new trove of quantitative and qualitative data designed to gauge the clinical, financial and business impact of IT investments.
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June 18, 2013
ONC has a real understanding of the importance of consumer engagement, the head of the ONC's Office of Consumer eHealth, says. When ONC was originally created and even when HITECH passed, there was a lot of emphasis on providers and hospitals. But it's only in more recent years that it's become more generally understood that patients and consumers play a critical role, too.
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June 12, 2013
Doug Fridsma, MD, director of the ONC's Office of Science and Technology, likes to tell his staff: "If we're going to make mistakes, lets make new ones; let's not make old ones." Fridsma, told attendees at the 2013 Government Health IT Conference that his office has several goals in fueling health IT innovation.
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June 03, 2013
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius on Monday announced the release of new outpatient procedure cost data and new opportunities for researchers and developers. Sebelius made the announcement Monday at the start of Health Datapalooza IV, the fourth annual national conference on health data transparency.
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May 20, 2013
When stakeholders, federal officials and proponents of electronic health records first tossed around the idea of providing incentives to help move the giant boulder of progress up the mountain, there were plenty of skeptics. How can you take physicians who are set in their ways – and patients who are used to those ways – and change all the rules? But, change they did, and in just two years since the EHR Incentive Program began, more hospitals and physicians than ever before have gone digital.
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April 15, 2013
With the U.S. government's priority set on fixing the federal deficit, developing an integrated electronic health record system for the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense as previously planned has been forgone.
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April 15, 2013
The Health Information Trust Alliance (HITRUST) has announced it will establish a new working group to support the recent White House cybersecurity executive order.
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April 15, 2013
At the daylong RFID & RTLS in Healthcare Symposium this past month at the 2013 HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition in New Orleans, experts discussed how wireless technology is transforming how some hospitals operate - and made the case that it has an even more pivotal role to play in the hospitals of the future.
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April 15, 2013
This year's HIMSS Annual Conference & Exhibition was on a whole new plane above previous years. Each year, it seems the size, excitement and sheer volume of information available at the show grows exponentially.
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March 03, 2013
All-day workshop gives audience new to health IT a glimpse of technology, meaningful use and federal budget issues.
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February 21, 2013
Former President Bill Clinton, founder of The William J. Clinton Foundation, 42nd President of the United States and as many might say, the country's speaker-in-chief, takes the stage at HIMSS13 on Wednesday, March 6.
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February 20, 2013
A new report released Tuesday recognizes the nation's best hospitals for 2013 in addition to top cities in the United States for hospital care based on in-hospital mortality rates. Dayton, Ohio; Phoenix; and Milwaukee have come out on top, all seeing mortality rates less than 5 percent.
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January 30, 2013
While their colleagues in Washington are starting to take interest in the promises of digital health, lawmakers in several states are forging ahead with their own legislative ideas. According to the American Telemedicine Association, seven states and the District of Columbia have seen bills introduced in the past four weeks that address coverage and reimbursement for telemedicine services.
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January 30, 2013
The Standards and Policy Committees met on Jan. 29 in Washington in joint session to take testimony from expert stakeholders about health information exchange.
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